London has 80 Michelin-starred restaurants, Birmingham five, but Manchester? Zero. Chef Simon Rogan aims to change all that by winning hotel restaurant The French back the star it was stripped of in 2007 with a new kind of fine dining.
I never liked the word “pop-up” or used it, we just thought everything in the food world was so prissy. We were all old ravers and wanted to bring what we had in the clubs into the restaurant environment.